Responsible to:                    SEO – Item Development (Secondary)

Responsible for:                   EO –   None

Salary Scale: EB 5               

Purpose of the Job:

To carry out field implementation and support coordination of activities relating to Instrument Development of UCE examinations following the laid down regulations.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Identifying and training UCE item writers in close collaboration with the Senior Examinations Officer.

Ensuring reliability and validity of the items set.

Conducting moderation meetings

Compiling the moderated test items into draft question papers.

Supervising the typesetting of the UCE draft question papers.

Proofreading the typed UCE question papers.

Analyzing, compiling, and typesetting reports on the work of candidates at UCE.


Key Performance Indicators

Lists of UCE item writers

Number of sets of raw test items generated.

Number of sets of moderated test papers.

Number of sets of compiled draft test papers.

Number of sets of valid and reliable, and error-free test papers produced.

Key Decision Making

The moderated items to be compiled into the test papers for UCE.

Schedules of moderation and item writers’ meetings.

Person specification

Academic/Professional Qualifications

Hons Bachelor’s degree in education in the desired area or Arts /Sciences in the desired area with a post graduate diploma in education or the equivalent.

Work Experience

Registered teacher with at least 3 years of teaching experience.

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in examination management or related work in a reputable educational institution.


Good coordination skills.

Knowledge and experience in examination management.

Good communication and interpersonal relations.

Computer literate especially in word processing, and spreadsheets.

High degree of confidentiality and integrity


Terms of Service:            Permanent

How to apply

All eligible candidates should submit their applications with detailed CVs, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contacts, and addresses of at least three referees in hard copies, delivered to the address below OR submit in soft form at careers@uneb.ac.ug NOT LATER THAN 5:00 pm of Friday 4th November 2022.

The Executive Director Uganda National Examinations Board
Plot 35 Martyrs way – Ntinda
P. O. Box 7066 – KAMPALA

1. Detailed job profiles can be obtained from our website: uneb.ac.ug
2. Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted